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The Latest Post-Exercise Recovery Drink: Got (Chocolate) Milk?

As a mountain biker, I have definitely noticed a big difference in my rehabilitation after rides when drinking two post-exercise recovery beverages commonly used by endurance athletes: Endurox and Accelerade. My first time being introduced to these exercise drinks was after a sprint Triathlon in Cape May. Afterwards, I really had little to no muscle […]

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4 Key Steps to Help You Avoid a Hamstring Tear

4 Key Steps to Help You Avoid a Hamstring Tear Football season is in full swing and I’ve been spending a good chunk of time on the field watching my kids play. As a Physical Therapist, this season also means it’s the time when I see an increase of patients with painful hamstring tears due […]

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Do you have a rotator cuff tear?

In this video we discuss the signs and symptoms of a rotator cuff tear.  We demonstrate the ways we evaluate our patients with suspected rotator cuff injuries.  Most importantly we discuss why waiting to see if it improves can lead to the inability to have a successful repair.

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Do I Need Surgery For My Rotator Cuff Tear?

Whether or not a patient requires surgery after being diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear is a common discussion at the clinic. Just like with most injuries, not all rotator cuff tears are created equal. Before the decision to go in for surgery is made, there are a few factors to be considered: size of […]

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Do I still need physical therapy?

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How To SAFELY Begin a CrossFit Program

Click here to view my quick video on how to safely begin a CrossFit Program!  I recently joined CrossFit located at Gold’s gym in Paramus after feeling my own workout routine was becoming stale and boring. After I signed up, I was carefully guided through a series of movements that make up the core of the […]

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FREE Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop on February 25th!

Do you suffer with back pain or leg pain when you stand or walk? Do you have pain when you sit for long periods or drives? Do you experience pain, numbness or tingling into your butt, groin or down your leg? Does your back ever “go out” if you move the wrong way? Are you […]

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FREE NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN WORKSHOP

Make MOVING BETTER your New Year’s Resolution!!!!!  Join us for a FREE Neck and Shoulder Pain Workshop! Led by board-certified Physical Therapist / Neck and Shoulder Specialist / Owner & Operator of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Tom Willemann Do you wake up with a “kink” in your neck once in a while? Do you have trouble […]

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Is a Lumbar Epidural the Right Solution for My Pain?

In the clinic, I’m frequently asked whether or not an epidural is a good solution for my patients’ lower back issues, sciatica, leg pain, numbness and/or weakness. “Tom, will an epidural stop my pain and discomfort?”   The answer to that question, in all honesty, is that no one really knows for sure. (**If your […]

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“LEAF” Your Pain Behind! 11 Tips to Help Take the Pain Out of Raking Your Yard

Autumn in New Jersey is a magnificent time of year. The changing colors provide some incredible scenery in the Garden State, but the season also calls for some serious yard-work for many homeowners. Often, the laborious raking can leave many feeling sore and uncomfortable. Here are some of the BEST tips I have to offer to […]

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